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The Gathering
2.97
**spoiler alert** exquisitely written..evocative images of growing up in Ireland in 60's and 70's.
narrator Veronica is middle of 12 siblings growing u...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
Letters Of An Irish Publican
4.00
view of irish village life, mainly through the lens of a local publican - one of six in the village
series of letters between the publican and a city n...more
Nov 04, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
Brooklyn
3.61
**spoiler alert** young Irish emigrant to US, doesn't take much crap, knuckles down and makes progress with job, education and love life - living the...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
Ship Of Fools: How Stupidity And Corruption Sank The Celtic Tiger
3.91
corruption...
cronyism...
incompetence...
scary stuff on how Irish economy was mismanaged and essentially unregulated for much of the last 15 years.
h...more
Feb 10, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
 
Absolute Zero Cool
3.88
post modern tale of author and one of his characters rewriting the character's story - a disenchanted hospital porter plans to blow up the hospital.
so...more
Jun 11, 2013
May 31, 2013
 
Winterwood
3.07
first person narrative - apparent abuse victim turned abuser
interesting disconnects and connections
timeline quite loose and difficult to follow at tim...more
May 14, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Forensic Songs
4.42
series of modern Irish short stories - somewhat surreal ideas - not so strong on character for me
like a series of outlines for the outer limits that w...more
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
The Dalkey Archive
3.79
**spoiler alert** funny and surreal throughout
many of the 3rd policeman ideas here again - the Molly-cule Theory is at work in the parish of Dalkey an...more
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
Fishing the Sloe-Black River
3.94
mixed bag of irish themed short stories
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
The Oh My God Delusion
4.14
exceeded my (low) expectations.
Some genuine laugh out loud moments - great turn of phrase at times
easier to take in small doses in the weekly column...more
Feb 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
Irish Christmas Stories
4.00
mix of some extraordinary with some very ordinary short stories
overall worked well
Oct 12, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
Dark Lies the Island
3.93
mix of short stories - some interesting premises - but goes to the same peripheral Irish cultures well too many times for me
Apr 22, 2013
Dec 10, 2012
 
The Mill for Grinding Old People Young
3.25
meandering coming of age tale in 19th century Belfast
Oct 30, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
Ulysses
3.72
None
not set
May 11, 2012
 
Star of the Sea
3.96
None
Oct 04, 2009
Apr 27, 2011
 
Elegy For April (Quirke 3)
3.55
None
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
At Swim-Two-Birds
3.95
None
Jul 11, 2008
Aug 26, 2010
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